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Literacy : an introduction to the ecology of written language

Author: David Barton
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Since the publication of the first edition there have been many detailed studies of literacy practices in different settings. This second edition brings the book up to date by summarizing this new research, and showing how it has contributed to our understanding of literacy. The second edition now features a new section on how literacy research is carried out, and explores the use of new technologies. Additional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Barton
ISBN: 9781119485667 1119485665
OCLC Number: 1010494663
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1. An integrated approach to literacy --
Ch. 2. Talking about literacy --
Ch. 3. The social basis of literacy --
Ch. 4. Researching literacy practices --
Ch. 5. Literacy embedded in language --
Ch. 6. Configurations of language --
Ch. 7. Writing systems and other notations --
Ch. 8. Points in history --
Ch. 9. The roots of literacy --
Ch. 10. Emergent literacy --
Ch. 11. Public definitions of literacy --
Ch. 12. School practices --
Ch. 13. Adults and world literacy --
Ch. 14. Some implications of an ecological view.
Responsibility: David Barton.
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"Since the publication of the first edition there have been many detailed studies of literacy practices in different settings. This second edition brings the book up to date by summarizing this new research, and showing how it has contributed to our understanding of literacy. The second edition now features a new section on how literacy research is carried out, and explores the use of new technologies. Additional material on cross-cultural perspectives, extensive references to new research, and information detailing current educational policy are also included."--Jacket.

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